• #51 by jbcarol on 22 Jun 2014
  • Retweeted by Bruce Pearl
     Auburn Basketball @AuburnMBB   
    . @coachbrucepearl has coached his teams to 16 Championships in 19 seasons

  • #52 by jbcarol on 26 Jun 2014
  • Bruce Pearl @coachbrucepearl    3h

    It's 630 AM..where is your competition? Trying to honor JordanHare, Pat Dye Field runnin stadiums. @AuburnMBB

  • #53 by jbcarol on 28 Jun 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    14h
    Bruce Pearl attempting to 'heal' #Auburn basketball program with lettermen, fresh faces, tougher scheduling
  • #54 by jbcarol on 28 Jun 2014
  • Charles Barkley is at it again. The outspoken NBA analyst, and former league MVP, was invited back to Auburn along with other prominent former Tiger players and coaches on Friday and Barkley spoke out against the NCAA while defending new Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl.

    I thought he got screwed by the NCAA. He did not get a fair deal with the NCAA. Im not a big NCAA fan as you can tell. What happened to him was really unfair, Barkley said on Friday.

    Barkley was invited back to Auburn for the Moores Mill Club event by Pearl along with former Auburn head coaches Sonny Smith and Cliff Ellis currently the head coach at Coastal Carolina. Former players also attended the event and Barkley appreciated that Pearl invited former coaches of the program to maintain support.

    I want to thank Bruce for having all us guys back, Barkley said in the report. Its really cool. I look forward to coming back any time I get an opportunity. The one thing people arent talking about is I thought it was cool to invite all the old coaches. People always invite the old players back, but to invite the old coaches, I thought that was spectacular. Im glad to be here, were going to have some fun.

    The former forward also had kind words to say about Pearl and Barkley said hell continue to support the new head coach in whatever way that he can.

    Im going to support Bruce. Im not one those alumni. Trust me, Auburn has enough alumni who are in a pain in the [expletive] to run the football program. Im going to support Bruce, Barkley said to Rankin. Whatever he needs from me, I want to support the program. Im not one of those alumni. I just want to support my team and my school. Thats it. Plain and simple.

    Pearl noted that he had saved a complimentary voice mail from Barkley that he received seven years ago.
  • #55 by jbcarol on 30 Jun 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    12m
    Bruce Pearl wants to win quickly, before shine wears off Auburn's apple

    Right now, Bruce Pearl's life is exciting for one reason: everything is new. He's in a new town with new players, a new church and new synagogue.

    "New charities and new friends," Pearl said Monday. "A new staff and new players. Putting it all together."

    The first-year Auburn coach also knows how fast things can turn on a coach if he doesn't win quickly. He has seen it happen before and he knows why his first season on the Plains is important, with or without high expectations from the fan base.

    "I also believe it's important you have to have some success in the first few years," Pearl said. "I know everybody likes to talk about being patient, but there's momentum when you first get hired.  I saw it at Tennessee in football: after a couple years, if you're not winning, the shine wears off the apple pretty quickly."

    "I've been to the tournament 17 times in 19 years, but, at the same
    time, there's a lot of work that still needs to be done," said Pearl, who inherits a team that finished with a 14-16 record in March. "One of my challenges is going to be the coaching aspect. I've been out for three years. The game has changed some. I've got to be able to make some adjustments. Just because what we did worked three or four years ago, doesn't mean that I don't have to make adjustments with our system to ensure it still works."
  • #56 by jbcarol on 01 Jul 2014
  • #57 by jbcarol on 01 Jul 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    3h

    Bruce Pearl 'excited' as he works with newcomers, nation's leading returning scorer, top JUCO player
  • #58 by NoNC4Tubs on 01 Jul 2014
  • #59 by jbcarol on 05 Jul 2014
  • Bruce Pearl @coachbrucepearl    8h
    Congrats and Good luck to former @AuburnMBB big man @Asauhndixontatum on his first NBA #SummerLeague game for @OrlandoMagic #NBA
  • #60 by jbcarol on 09 Jul 2014
  • Bruce Pearl has assembled plenty of perimeter talent for his debut season at Auburn.

    In addition to K.T. Harrell, the SEC's sixth-leading scorer, and promising freshman point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen, Pearl has added the nation's leading returning scorer in Antoine Mason, New Mexico State transfer K.C. Ross-Miller, along with freshmen swingmen T.J. Lang and Sam Logwood.

    Pearl faces more question marks inside. Although the Tigers did sign the nation's No. 1 junior college prospect in power forward Cinmeon Bowers, the rest of the post presence will have to come from a returning roster that struggled to find production outside of departed center Asauhn Dixon-Tatum and departed senior swingman Allen Payne last season.

    His stable includes a lot of players who have a lot to prove. Three returners -- a pair of 6-8 forwards Jordon Granger and Alex Thompson, plus 6-foot-9 center Matthew Atewe -- who averaged fewer than two points last season, and only Atewe, at 3.4, averaged more than two rebounds.

    Pearl will need some minutes from those players, who all have a transition to make to play in Pearl's pressing, full-court system.

    A system that could fit Granger, a lanky junior, perfectly.

    "Jordon, defensively, could probably play the 2, 3 or 4," Pearl said in an interview on ESPN Auburn-Opelika Tuesday. "He's very quick, he's very athletic, improved his range. Jordon's worked really hard, he's become a great leader for me."

    Granger played 10-12 minutes per game last season.
  • #61 by jbcarol on 12 Jul 2014
  • Bruce Pearl @coachbrucepearl    14h
    Chris Loften, 1of the hardest working, most dedicated competitors I've ever coached. #outlive @Vol_Hoops @AuburnMBB ! .

    Bruce Pearl @coachbrucepearl    13h
    @JacobOB23: @coachbrucepearl I'll never forget this one coach.... shot was vs @KDTrey5 He still talks about it

  • #62 by jbcarol on 17 Jul 2014
  • Retweeted by Bruce Pearl
    Auburn Basketball @AuburnMBB    23h

    #PearlFacts - @coachbrucepearl's teams have scored over 100 points 98 times during his 19 year head coaching career

    Fun fact
  • #63 by jbcarol on 06 Aug 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    2h
    Dion Wade will transfer; Auburn basketball drops to NCAA scholarship limit
  • #64 by jbcarol on 07 Aug 2014
  • Auburn Basketball @AuburnMBB    Aug 6

    #PearlFacts - @coachbrucepearl has led his teams to an incredible 268-31 (.896) home record during his career

  • #65 by jbcarol on 13 Aug 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    4h
    .@coachbrucepearl finalizes his first non-conference basketball schedule at Auburn

    2014-15 non-conference schedule
    Nov. 7: West Alabama (exhibition), 8:30 p.m.
    Nov. 14: Wisconsin-Milwaukee, TBA
    Nov. 18: at Colorado, Midnight, ESPN2
    Nov. 21: Louisiana Lafayette, 7 p.m.
    Nov. 24: Tulsa (Las Vegas), 10 p.m., ESPNU
    Nov. 26: Oklahoma State or Oregon State (Las Vegas), 8 p.m./10:30 p.m., ESPN2/ESPN3
    Dec. 3: at Texas Tech, 8 p.m., SEC Network/ESPN3
    Dec. 5: Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 14: at Clemson, TBA
    Dec. 17: Winthrop, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 20: Xavier, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 23: Texas Southern, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 29: Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 3: North Alabama, 4 p.m.
  • #66 by jbcarol on 14 Aug 2014
  • Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    1h
    "Recruiting has gone pretty well without me," but Bruce Pearl says he's ready to work at midnight Aug. 24, when show-cause penalty ends.

  • #67 by jbcarol on 16 Aug 2014
  • Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    19h
    Bruce Pearl's return to Tennessee one of highlights on Auburn's SEC schedule. Here's the full schedule:
  • #68 by jbcarol on 17 Aug 2014
  • #69 by jbcarol on 18 Aug 2014
  • Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    9h
    .@coachbrucepearl not interested in Midnight Madness, celebrating before season at Auburn

    "As much as you all think I'm P.T. Barnum, the truth of the matter is in October, I want to chain the doors. I want to lock them," Pearl said. "I don't want anybody, and I want to see if we can guard somebody and if we can have a few positions without turning it over, if we can try to find a way to play and honor the game."

    "Let's try to get March Madness before we have some Midnight Madness," Pearl said.

    Pearl arrived at Auburn and immediately strengthened the Tigers' non-conference schedule. The goal is the postseason, and getting there will rely heavily on the Tigers' standing in the Ratings Percentage Index.
  • #70 by jbcarol on 20 Aug 2014
  •  Retweeted by Bruce Pearl
     Auburn Basketball @AuburnMBB    10h
    ICYMI last night on @SECNetwork here is the video of #AllAccess with @coachbrucepearl during Lettermen's Weekend
  • #71 by jbcarol on 22 Aug 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    1m

    Auburn basketball's home opener set to be first ever televised nationally

    Auburn's season opener against Wisconsin-Milwaukee will tip off at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. The Nov. 14 tip against Pearl's former team is the first season opener in Auburn history to be televised nationally.
  • #72 by jbcarol on 22 Aug 2014
  • Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    3h

    Bruce Pearl will host recruit when show-cause penalty ends in midnight hour 

  • #73 by jbcarol on 24 Aug 2014
  • Bryan Matthews @BMattAU    5h
    ANOTHER PEARL | Our FREE story on the commitment of Horace Spencer  via @Rivals
  • #74 by jbcarol on 24 Aug 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    41m
    Auburn's @CoachBrucePearl recruited until 3:15 a.m. Sunday after NCAA penalty was lifted
  • #75 by jbcarol on 28 Aug 2014
  • Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID    6h
    So Bruce Pearl just got another top 100 basketball player at Auburn. This is unreal.
  • #76 by jbcarol on 29 Aug 2014
  • Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC    8h

    "That's what the school president & AD said -- Auburn is like the 'second-chance university'" -->
  • #77 by NoNC4Tubs on 29 Aug 2014
  • auburn must scan the police blotters every morning when scouting for new talent........ 8)
  • #78 by jbcarol on 29 Aug 2014
  • Keith Niebuhr @Keith247Sports    20h

    Big Ten coach once compared new #Auburn hoops commit to Dikembe Mutombo FREE
  • #79 by jbcarol on 29 Aug 2014
  • Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    2h
    Auburn has announced Ronald Delph and Alex Thompson "have taken an indefinite leave of absence" from the basketball team.
  • #80 by NoNC4Tubs on 29 Aug 2014
  • Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    2h
    Auburn has announced Ronald Delph and Alex Thompson "have taken an indefinite leave of absence" from the basketball team.

    The barn's version of "Processing"....... 8)
  • #81 by jbcarol on 30 Aug 2014
  • John Talty @JTalty    16h
    RT @danwolken: Gotta love when kids get their scholarships pulled to make room for a guy who was arrested for assaulting a police officer

    John Talty @JTalty    16h
    RE LRT: He's talking about Bruce Pearl and Auburn.
  • #82 by jbcarol on 30 Aug 2014
  • Chad Prewett @coach_prewettAU    18m
    @coachbrucepearl taking down @AubietheTiger01 at the #SECNetwork Gameday set. #WarEagle

  • #83 by NoNC4Tubs on 30 Aug 2014
  • John Talty @JTalty    16h
    RT @danwolken: Gotta love when kids get their scholarships pulled to make room for a guy who was arrested for assaulting a police officer

    John Talty @JTalty    16h
    RE LRT: He's talking about Bruce Pearl and Auburn.

  • #84 by jbcarol on 30 Aug 2014
  • Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN    Aug 28
    Pearl now has talent for 2015-16: Kareem Canty, TJ Dunans, Daniel Purifoy, Horace Spencer, Cinmeon Bowers, Trayvon Reed. Needs a 2-guard.
  • #85 by jbcarol on 08 Sep 2014
  • Wes Rucker@wesrucker247
    CONSPIRACY!!! RT @ChrisThomasTCL: Auburn coach Bruce Pearl sells home in Knoxville, then buys another

    FeelsLike98 ‏@FeelsLike98  2h
    @wesrucker247 PETITION TIME

    Bobby Bragg ‏@BraggBobby  2h
    For Jon Gruden RT @wesrucker247: CONSPIRACY! MT @ChrisThomasTCL: Bruce Pearl sells home in Knoxville, buys another
  • #86 by jbcarol on 09 Sep 2014
  • Bruce Pearl @coachbrucepearl    17h

    Dealt with the slippery slope @jimrome 10pm Tuesday night! He was great! Hope my comments were fair and appropriate

    Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    16h

    Looks like @coachbrucepearl is taking Los Angeles by storm this week.

  • #87 by jbcarol on 10 Sep 2014
  • Bruce Pearl talks Ray Rice, Bruce Levenson, concussions with Jim Rome

    Whether Rice should get a second chance was another question on the show.

    "For me as a coach and myself, who lied to the NCAA and didn't tell the truth, and had a three-year show-cause (suspension) for making the mistake of a lifetime -- something I own and am embarrassed about -- I'm grateful that I was given a little bit of grace and I'm grateful that I was given a second chance," Pearl said. "This is tougher. Tougher."

    Pearl on whether coaches should bench players with a history of concussions:

    "I have had in my career a couple guys that had an enlarged heart and prior to an episode I denied them the opportunity to play basketball. I kept them on scholarship but wouldn't let them play. So, I've been in that situation before with an enlarged heart and not let them play. I felt the risk was too great."

    A replay of Pearl's appearance on "Jim Rome on Showtime" is next scheduled to air Thursday at 9 p.m. CT.

  • #88 by jbcarol on 25 Sep 2014
  • Auburn Basketball @AuburnMBB    20h

    Eric Smith, Dir. of Health Promotion & Wellness Services at @AuburnU, talking to the team about domestic violence

  • #89 by NoNC4Tubs on 25 Sep 2014
  • Auburn Basketball @AuburnMBB    20h

    Eric Smith, Dir. of Health Promotion & Wellness Services at @AuburnU, talking to the team about domestic violence

    How to do it.......?  8)
  • #90 by jbcarol on 04 Oct 2014
  • Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    14h 14 hours ago
    Watch Bruce Pearl's press conference before Auburn opens fall practice

    Joel A. Erickson @JoelAEricksonAU    15h 15 hours ago
    Auburn center Matthew Atewe returns as Tigers open practice

    Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    15h 15 hours ago
    2 players on indefinite leave of absence 'not enrolled' at Auburn, says Bruce Pearl

    Brandon Marcello @bmarcello    12h 12 hours ago
    Scenes from Bruce Pearl's first day of fall practices at Auburn
  • #91 by jbcarol on 22 Oct 2014
  • Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID    5h 5 hours ago
    Bruce Pearl and the Auburn basketball program took over a classroom. This is very cool. I love Bruce:

  • #92 by jbcarol on 22 Oct 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    10m 10 minutes ago
    .@CoachBrucePearl feels 'great responsibility' at #Auburn, wants to build a legacy

    How will they remember BP?
  • #93 by jbcarol on 23 Oct 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    9 minutes ago

    Just how passionate is #Auburn's Bruce Pearl? His shirt is coming off in practice

    "A couple days ago at practice, I think somebody may have missed a foul shot... I don't really know what happened, somebody might not have been sprinting hard," KT Harrell said. "(Pearl) takes off his shirt, and starts yelling and screaming.

    "I'm thinking in my mind.. put your shirt back on. He threw it on the ground and was yelling. But that's just how passionate he is."

    Of course, this isn't the first time Pearl has bared his chest.
  • #94 by jbcarol on 25 Oct 2014
  • Joel A. Erickson @JoelAEricksonAU   
    Auburn basketball senses 'big buzz' around team, 'like we're the football team or something'

    T Harrell grew up in Montgomery, only an hour away from Auburn. Tahj Shamsid-Deen, an Atlanta native, wasn't much further away than Harrell.

    Neither player remembers much about Auburn basketball. Harrell and Shamsid-Deen knew Charles Barkley had played on the Plains. That was about it.

    "Since Coach Pearl's been here, there's been a big buzz, like we're the football team or something," Shamsid-Deen said. "You're not supposed to really listen to what media say or what we hear on TV, but we see it, and we hear it."

    The arrival of head coach Bruce Pearl has raised anticipation surrounding the start of Auburn's basketball season to a level the Tigers haven't seen in more than a decade.

    And maybe even longer than that.

    When Pearl stepped into the interview room at Auburn Arena for the Tigers' media day on Tuesday, he couldn't help but smile and crack a few jokes at a room filled with at least 25 members of the media.

    In the past, a preseason basketball interview might net enough reporters to count on one hand.

    "I think there is a lot of hope and excitement and energy," Pearl said. "Just look at the season-ticket numbers. We sold 2,100 last year and we've sold over 5,000 already this year."

    To put those season-ticket numbers in perspective, Auburn averaged only 5,823 fans per game in 18 home games last season, the second-lowest in the SEC and the worst in the four-year history of Auburn Arena...
  • #95 by ChicoHog on 25 Oct 2014
  • There is not a basketball coach out there I have less respect for than Bruce Pearl.  I have always disliked Auburn in football.  Now I can do the same in basketball.  Hope they lose every game. 
  • #96 by jbcarol on 30 Oct 2014
  • Bryan Matthews @BMattAU    10m 10 minutes ago
    Bruce Pearl with his best Gus Malzahn imitation at tonight's Pearl Jam

  • #97 by jbcarol on 30 Oct 2014
  • sports @aldotcomSports    14 minutes ago
    RT @bennettphoto: #Auburn @coachbrucepearl impersonates @CoachGusMalzahn. More photos:

  • #98 by SwazyHog on 31 Oct 2014
  • #99 by The Boar War on 31 Oct 2014
  • The guy is a cheater and runs a loose ship.  But I love having characters in the game.
  • #100 by Inhogswetrust on 31 Oct 2014
  • Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID    5h 5 hours ago
    Bruce Pearl and the Auburn basketball program took over a classroom. This is very cool. I love Bruce:

    Probably invited by the Professor to make a point about "branding" which is what the lecture appeared to be about.